Kudos To Our High School Art Writers!

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This spring, BURNAWAY partnered with Hammonds House Museum and the Wren’s Nest to produce a writing mentorship program for Atlanta-area high school students. Over the course of four consecutive Saturdays in April and May, the students met for the art writing intensive. Students learned about various ways to respond to and discuss art, visited MOCA GA and Mason Murer Gallery, heard from leaders in art writing and art-related fields, and built their writing portfolios for college. They worked with writing mentors to produce and edit their writing, which we are pleased to publish here.

You can read the students’ writing by clicking on their names below:

Amina Craighead

Jasmine O. Johnson

Maya Moultrie

Molly Yates

Myesha Mitchell

Uduak Wilson

Zieere Isaac

We would like to extend a sincere thanks to our mentors who volunteered their time to work with the students. Our mentors for this program were Zaina Adamu, Bethany Hines, Paula White, Emanuella Grinberg, Savanna Keo, Lori Chapman, Kate Kiefer Lee, Ally Wright, Kalin Thomas, Paula White, Mary Rose Fox, Darnell Saffo, Greg Head, Cara Hutt, Shannon Yarborough, and Bill Sommer.

Funding for this program was provided by Turner Voices and the Forward Arts Foundation.